Peter Goodchild’s The Western Path is a witty and profound manual of how to get through the end of the world as we know it. Fossil fuels are running out and people will not stop breeding. The West lacks the vigor to live due to the self-injected poison of multiculturalism, globalism and open borders. Thus the end of comfort and leisure is nigh, and lacking a readily available propellant, the good times will literally stop rolling. The post-oil earth will be apocalyptic in terms of the sheer collapse of infrastructure, services and communications. “Back to the Stone Age” will cease to be a mere hollow phrase. Hunting, gathering, and — above all — farming will become the order of the day once more.
Drawing from real-life experience, the author lays out in meticulous detail, referencing both the finances and work involved, what it takes to detach yourself from the rat race and set up a humble abode in Mother Nature’s bosom and live off its bounty, all before the coming cataclysm that will wipe away the fatuous complexities of a society gone mad. Learning to struggle against everyday nuisances without modern-day amenities will be trying for most and only very few determined and true survival-minded individualists will manage to eke out an existence for themselves and their offspring.